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Queen's University Belfast

University Road

Belfast

BT7 1NN

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The aim of this workshop is to prepare you to use Canvas to support the blended delivery of your module content and create an engaging online learning environment for your students.

Workshop Schedule (October to December 2018)
  • Fri 19 Oct (10:00- 13:00): Lanyon North OG/020
  • Wed 24 Oct (09:30- 12:30): Lanyon North OG/020
  • Mon 19 Nov (10:00 - 12:30): Lanyon North OG/020
  • Thurs 06 Dec (10:00 - 12:30): Lanyon North OG/020
Intended Audience:
  • Those responsible for delivery of module content.
Prerequisite:
  • Must have a current Canvas account in order to participate in this workshop

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop you should be able to use the Canvas VLE to:

  • Confidently navigate academic module(s)
  • Communicate effectively with your students
  • Add content and manage resources
  • Create learning activities which facilitate blended learning
  • Mark and grade assignments and give feedback to students

Benefits to you:

  • You will explore Canvas tools and features to support teaching and learning
  • You will develop skills to use Canvas effectively to communicate and engage with your students
  • You can share good practice and learn from others
  • You will gain skills and receive take away materials to share with your teams so they have a chance to implement too

Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction to the Canvas Interface.
  2. Customising your Profile, Settings & Notification Preferences.
  3. Adding/ editing module content (Canvas folder structure, uploading files, module structure, adding content, links to internal & external resources, embedding videos, recording live audio/video, performing an accessibility check, undo & page history functionality, recommended readings).
  4. Creating learning activities in Canvas; Quizzes and discussions.
  5. Overview of Canvas communication tools.
  6. Using the Speedgrader to Grade assignments and give feedback to students.
  7. Using the Gradebook to manage student grades and feedback.



Other Canvas Training Workshops & Activities (Oct-Dec 2018)

There are a number of other workshops and events which may be of interest to you:

Setting up your Module in Canvas (Workshop #1)

Groups, Collaborations & Communications (Workshop #2)

Quizzes, Assignments and Feedback (Workshop #3)

Achieving Blended Learning with Canvas

Canvas for Teaching Assistants

Canvas for Support Staff


Please note that workshops can be scheduled locally within individual Schools/Institutions/Centres to suit staff availability and to facilitate collaboration on activities between colleagues. To enquire, please email: support@instructure.com

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Queen's University Belfast

University Road

Belfast

BT7 1NN

United Kingdom

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